I understand where you are coming from but theory doesn't always equate to reality. I have more respect for a person whose core beliefs would have him vote "straight ticket" than an uninformed voter making a "feel good" vote. That's what I don't like about Independents. They have created a self importance for themselves where none exists. It is my opinion that they are the ones whose vote must be bought each election cycle. Isn't it odd that the couple of Independents in D.C. caucus with the Democrats.
It was the ultimate slap in the face when the AssHat Obama got elected. He never had a job. He put up more pollution smoking dope than a coal fired power plant. He was a student of Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky and Rev.Wright. He entered College as an Indonesian exchange student. He sealed any record of his past that might've shed light on his legitimacy to even be President. The Lamestream Media was complicit with getting him elected. He spent his first term blaming Bush for everything even though Bush was saddled with a Democratic Congress his last years. This is why the Democrats got their ass handed to them in the 2010 elections and Obama still got reelected.
On the Democratic side I would've preferred Hillary. I would've taken Gingrich in a heartbeat on the Republican side. I really think he would've unified the party. I don't believe any person should be nominated because it is their time or they were next in line. There is no room in D.C. for career politicians. There are too many people on both sides of the aisle who have lost their way and no longer represent their Country let alone their party.
I have some disagreement here. Republicans don't REALLY care about just the top 5%. They DO CARE about the top 5% being allowed to keep what they've earned. They DO CARE about everyone of us having the opportunity to find our own way and prosper. Contrary to popular belief not all of us need to be filthy rich to lead fulfilled life. A comfortable life without Government intervention would satisfy most of us. On the other side Democrats REALLY do care about the bottom 10-15%. This is where they derive their power from. Instead of helping the poor get off Government assistance why not keep them dependent on welfare and ensure your voter base stays intact.Rule of thumb, "Republicans" as a party only REALLY care about the top 5% and the "Democrats" only REALLY care about the bottom 10-15%.
While this is my opinion History has already proven the track record of both parties.